Raised Promenade People's Park, Dun Laoghaire

A primarily hard landscaped addition to Dun Laoghaire’s historic seafront, which was recognised at the 2015 Irish Landscape Institute Awards


Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council


PUNCH Consulting Engineers


Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

JCL completed this hard landscaped public realm project in 2015 – the DART line runs underneath the promenade, which is of extremely high quality with architectural finishes and furniture 


Key Features

- The project covered an area of 2,000m2 with the main promenade itself approximately 1,000m2
- New precast concrete retaining units and Cl 804 fill were installed after site clearance and demolition works to create the new space
- The key material in the raised promenade is exposed aggregate – concrete with black granite pebbles and sea shells was procured by JCL following substantial liaison with suppliers and subsequently installed – the aggregate was exposed by grinding
- 400m2 of Portuguese granite was also installed as part of the project
- The exposed aggregate finish was also achieved on the feature entrance steps, which were 10 m long
- 450m2 of resin bound aggregate was installed at the promenade tie with the existing Peoples Park
- Raised granite clad planters were constructed and bespoke granite and iroko seating was installed
- A glass balustrade was installed on the seafront side of the new park
- Canopies, public lighting and soft landscaping was also installed
- The adjacent path and road were upgraded
- Received a commendation at the 2015 Irish Landscape Institute Awards in the Public Realm section


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